Christian Zionism, an offshoot of Evangelical Christianity, is one of the fastest-growing religious groups in Britain today. Christian Zionists, who for the past three decades have influenced the US government policy toward the Middle East, are no longer an exclusively American phenomenon, with many British converts embracing their cause. Last week amid the bloody war in Gaza a group of these militant Christians, who anticipate Armageddon in the Holy Land, paid a visit to Jerusalem to reiterate their support for Jews in their fight against ‘Mohammedans’. The group was led by Christine Darg who is the main sponsor for Battalion for Deborah, a Texas-based organization that seeks expulsion of all Palestinians from the ‘greater Israel’. These apocalyptic Christians are even more extreme than Likud members, aligning themselves with the right-wing members of Knesset and ultra-Zionist groups such as Gush Emunim. Read full story here.
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